Post-doctoral Fellow / Staff Scientist

Oklahoma City
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October 14 2019
Health Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
All Industry

Post-doctoral Fellow / Staff Scientist

Posting Number: 000059
Position Type: Scientific
Classification: Ongoing
Status: Full-Time
Department: Aging & Metabolism - T. Griffin

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Griffin Lab ( is seeking a post-doctoral fellow or staff scientist to study the mechanisms of immuno-metabolism in osteoarthritis pathophysiology. The lab uses genetically modified mouse models, aging, diet treatments, and joint injury models to study diverse osteoarthritis phenotypes. The lab is seeking a post-doctoral fellow or staff scientist to lead a newly VA-funded study that will examine the mechanisms by which exercise regulates synovial inflammation in healthy and injured joints using mouse models. Specifically, the project will evaluate metabolic mechanisms that regulate macrophage function and joint inflammation in post-traumatic osteoarthritis. The research will involve working with a multi-disciplinary group of colleagues in the Aging and Metabolism Research Program and the Arthritis and Clinical Immunology Research Program at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). Our lab also shares strong collaborations with labs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in the areas of aging, neuroscience, osteo-immunology, and orthopaedics. The Aging and Metabolism Research Program is committed to training postdoctoral fellows for an independent research career. Staff Scientists are also eligible for career advancement. We are seeking candidates with a strong scientific background and excellent written and verbal communication skills to work independently and in a multidisciplinary research team. Candidates with expertise in metabolism and/or immunology are encouraged to apply. The position is available immediately.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D., M.D., or comparable doctoral degree at the time of the appointment.

Minimum Degree Required:

Work Hours:

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Demands:

Regularly required to stand, use manual dexterity, talk or hear; Frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Potential exposure to fumes, airborne particles, or rodent dander. May work with toxic, caustic chemicals, radioactive materials, liquid nitrogen, human tissue or blood. Potential risk of electrical shock. Occasional exposure to cold 4C, and/or extreme cold -80C from freezers. Noise level is usually moderate.

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